Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pile Driving 100% Complete!

We are pleased to report that the pile driving at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant is finished. There will be no additional pile driving for this project.

The completed pile driving marks a significant milestone in the construction of the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir. The new reservoir will allow us to store treated water in a more seismically stable location within the plant.

Concrete pours for the new foundation will continue, with increased truck traffic on Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. Pilot cars will escort trucks at all times.

Thank you to our Millbrae and San Bruno neighbors for bearing with us during these last three months of pile driving. Please do not hesitate to call us at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns about the Harry Tracy construction.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pile Driving Update: Rain Delay

Pile driving was suspended at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant today due to rain. Necessary materials could not be delivered to the plant during the morning storm.

Approximately 20 piles remain to be driven (out of more than 800 since early August). Weather permitting, pile driving will resume on Tuesday, October 23rd. Pile driving can take place during light showers, but not heavier rain. Rain is also forecast for Wednesday. However, with the small pile count remaining, we still expect pile driving to be completed this week.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Harry Tracy Pile Driving – Almost There!

We are certain you would like us to report that the pile driving for the new Treated Water Reservoir foundation is complete.   However, approximately 50 piles remain out of more than 800 driven since early August.

The crews have encountered a soft section of earth that requires long piles. These piles are driven in easily and are subsequently “split.”   The splitting is a quieter activity that uses the same machinery.   This intermittent pile driving may continue through the middle of next week as we wrap up the final pile driving for the project.

Please subscribe (see right) to track our progress and receive automatic email updates. We will update this site every few days until the pile driving is 100% complete.

Pile driving hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays only. No outdoor night work is currently scheduled.   

Please call us at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Harry Tracy Update: Only 80 Piles Left!

Pile driving for the new Treated Water Reservoir is nearing completion, with approximately 80 piles left to be driven out of more than 800 since early August. The pile driving is scheduled to wrap up by the end of next week.

You may notice the pile driving more intermittently, as the crew works on a section of bedrock that requires the piles to be “split.” The splitting is a quieter activity that uses the same equipment that drives the piles into the ground.

Concrete pours for the new foundation will also continue throughout October, approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Pilot cars will escort the trucks along Crystal Springs Road at all times.

Night work is not anticipated during the week of October 15th, but may occur during this shutdown period that extends into December.   Please subscribe to this site (see box at right) to receive automatic email updates with details and work hours for any night work that may be necessary.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Be Prepared!

The 23rd anniversary of the freeway-flattening Loma Prieta earthquake is coming up on October 17th. In the event of a similar emergency, will you be prepared? Will you have enough drinking water?

Make This October Emergency Preparedness Month!
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) operates the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which provides high-quality drinking water to 2.6 million residents and businesses across four Bay Area counties. The SFPUC is making the investment to seismically upgrade regional water facilities, tunnels, and pipelines. However, it is important for you to remember that smaller pipelines leading to your home might be damaged in an earthquake. As a result, water from your tap may be unavailable for up to 72 hours or longer.

To prepare for an emergency:

Keep a 3-day water supply just in case!
• Each family member needs 1 gallon per day
• Store tap water in food-grade plastic containers; replace every 6 months
• Store bottled water in the original sealed containers; replace according to expiration date.


If your supply runs out, you can treat your water!
• Boil it for 3 minutes, or disinfect it by adding regular household bleach
• Add 8 drops of bleach per gallon of water
• Shake or stir then let it stand for 30 minutes

For more tips, view our emergency preparedness videos and website: or follow @WSIPInTheNews.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pile Driving 90% Complete

As of October 5th, 90% of the piles have been driven for the new Treated Water Reservoir. We expect approximately 7 additional days of pile driving, weekdays only.

Pile driving is currently scheduled to finish on October 16th. Any delay past this date would involve a short break in pile driving for the delivery of materials. Please subscribe to this blog to track our progress. (Enter your email into the box on the right-hand side of this page. You will receive a confirmation link via email. Click on the confirmation link to finalize your subscription. You can easily unsubscribe at any time).

This site will also have weekly updates about night work and other work activities during the plant operations shutdown from October 15th to December 10th. Water service to your home will not be impacted.

Please call us at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns about the Harry Tracy project.

Pile driving nears completion for the Harry Tracy project.